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Smoky Chicken Tacos

 
One serving costs about $1.99

$1.99 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 gluten-free,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mexican
spoonacular Score:79%

Spoonacular Score: 79%

 

Smoky Chicken Tacos might be just the Mexican recipe you are searching for. One serving contains 435 calories, 16g of protein, and 27g of fat. For $1.99 per serving, this recipe covers 25% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up salt and pepper, extra lime, cumin, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the salsa you could follow this main course with the Dessert Strawberry Salsa as a dessert. 3 people have made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. It works well as a main course. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 80%. This score is great. Try Smoky Chicken Tinga Tacos, Smoky Chipotle Chicken Tacos ~ #WeekdaySupper - One Sweet Mess, and Smoky Tilapia Tacos for similar recipes.

Mexican can be paired with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. You could try Dragonette Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 45 dollars per bottle.

Dragonette Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

2016 was another in a string of terrific vintages in Santa Barbara. We had another early budbreak, and (unlike 2015) perfect weather during set, allowing for a strong, balanced crop. May, June and July were quite warm and ripening was fairly quick; however, an unseasonably cool August slowed the vines considerably. For the winemaker it was almost ideal, as the grapes were able to complete ripening slowly, without heat spikes, and the grapes maintained excellent acidity. Over a series of cool mornings, we picked each block at near perfect ripeness and balance. The wines appear to have great fruit character, fresh acidity and tannic structure and solid depth. 

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Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  avocados
avocados
some
some shredded cabbage
shredded cabbage
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp chili powder
chili powder
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps cilantro
cilantro
2 cups
2 cups cooked corn
cooked corn
some
some corn tortillas
corn tortillas
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp cumin
cumin
some
some EVOO
EVOO
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp garlic powder
garlic powder
some
some garlic powder
garlic powder
1
1  jalapeno pepper
jalapeno pepper
1
1  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
1
1  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
some
some lime
lime
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp onion powder
onion powder
1 tsp
1 tsp pepper
pepper
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps red onion
red onion
1 cup
1 cup fresh red pepper
fresh red pepper
2
2  roma tomatoes
roma tomatoes
some
some salsa
salsa
0.5 Tbsps
0.5 Tbsps salt
salt
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
3
3  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
some
some sour cream
sour cream
2  avocados
2
avocados
some shredded cabbage
some
shredded cabbage
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp
chili powder
2 Tbsps cilantro
2 Tbsps
cilantro
2 cups cooked corn
2 cups
cooked corn
some corn tortillas
some
corn tortillas
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp
cumin
some EVOO
some
EVOO
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
some garlic powder
some
garlic powder
1  jalapeno pepper
1
jalapeno pepper
1  lime (juice)
1
lime (juice)
1  lime (juice)
1
lime (juice)
some lime
some
lime
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp
pepper
3 Tbsps red onion
3 Tbsps
red onion
1 cup fresh red pepper
1 cup
fresh red pepper
2  roma tomatoes
2
roma tomatoes
some salsa
some
salsa
0.5 Tbsps salt
0.5 Tbsps
salt
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
3  skinless boneless chicken breasts
3
skinless boneless chicken breasts
some sour cream
some
sour cream

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
baking sheet
baking sheet
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil


Instructions

  1. For the Chicken Tacos:
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Coat chicken with evoo and spices evenly on both sides, (save lime for cooked chicken.) Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and juices run clear. Let cool a bit. Decrease oven temperature to 200 degrees. While chicken is cooking make the guacamole and corn salsa.
  4. While chicken is still warm, shred with 2 forks and when shredded, squeeze lime juice over the chicken and a bit of extra salt if needed. Keep chicken warm by covering it with foil.
  5. In a skillet on med high heat, put a small amount of canola oil or cooking spray in the pan and let heat. Cook corn tortillas until browned on both sides and place on a cookie sheet in the 200 degree oven to keep warm while finishing the rest.
  6. Make the tacos by laying a tortilla flat and adding chicken, corn salsa, and guacamole. Top with sour cream, salsa, shredded cabbage and a lime for garnish. Enjoy!
  7. For the Corn Salsa:
  8. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep in the frig while cooking everything else so the ingredients can meld together.
  9. For the Guacamole:
  10. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Coating the avocado in the lime juice will help the guacamole to stay green and not turn brown. By chopping the avocado instead of creaming it it will make the guacamole stay green for days! I like to cut the tomato and avocado about the same size but all the other ingredients I finely chop.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.95
Ingredient
2 avocados
some shredded cabbage
1 TBSP chili powder
2 TBSPs cilantro
2 cups cooked corn
some corn tortillas
1 TBSP cumin
some EVOO
1 TBSP garlic powder
some garlic powder
1 jalapeno pepper
1 lime (juice)
1 lime (juice)
some lime
1 TBSP onion powder
1 teaspoon pepper
3 TBSPs red onion
1 cup fresh red pepper
2 roma tomatoes
some salsa
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
some sour cream
Price
$3.00
$0.86
$0.34
$0.03
$0.77
$0.74
$0.40
$1.33
$0.29
$0.73
$0.06
$0.25
$0.25
$0.21
$0.33
$0.06
$0.10
$0.75
$0.47
$1.01
$3.01
$0.65
$15.64

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Good news: cabbage is not only cheap, it is also one of the "clean fifteen" so you do not have to spend extra to buy it organic, unless you really want to.

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
433k Calories
15g Protein
26g Total Fat
38g Carbs
33% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
433k
22%

Fat
26g
41%

  Saturated Fat
4g
31%

Carbohydrates
38g
13%

  Sugar
8g
9%

Cholesterol
33mg
11%

Sodium
965mg
42%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
15g
32%

Vitamin C
66mg
81%

Vitamin K
78µg
75%

Vitamin B6
0.89mg
45%

Fiber
10g
41%

Vitamin B3
7mg
37%

Vitamin E
4mg
31%

Phosphorus
309mg
31%

Vitamin A
1537IU
31%

Manganese
0.55mg
28%

Potassium
957mg
27%

Folate
101µg
25%

Selenium
17µg
25%

Magnesium
83mg
21%

Vitamin B5
2mg
20%

Vitamin B1
0.23mg
15%

Iron
2mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Copper
0.27mg
14%

Zinc
1mg
11%

Calcium
107mg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.12µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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